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Batch Geonews: Remaining Relevant as a GIS Professional, OpenGeo Suite 4.0, 30TB of Imagery in Esri, and much more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode, covering a too long timespan once again.

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Supergeo Reaches Platinum Partnership Agreement with IISIS in Egypt

Supergeo Technologies, a leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, reaches the platinum partnership agreement with Integrated International for Software and Information Systems (A.K.A. IISIS) to market SuperGIS solutions in Egypt. This collaboration would help clients with high demands of GIS software to establish proper GIS platforms to overcome spatial issues and therefore achieve operational goals.

 

Headquartered in Cairo, Egypt, IISIS is a subsidiary of IIES (International Integrated Environmental Services Ltd.), Supergeo Platinum Partner in Kuwait. IISIS not only specializes in offering GIS consulting services but also implementing GIS projects for local government sectors, helping them improve work efficiency and make crucial public policies with informed data and analyses.

 

Taking the advantages of timely technical support, complete training sessions, as well as affordable price for great cost reduction on operations, SuperGIS mapping software allows users to effortlessly use, edit, and share various maps, imagery, and geospatial resources across organizations.

 

The collaboration with IISIS helps Supergeo establish more solid and worldwide distribution channels, as well as making SuperGIS software and services more attainable to clients. It is also believed that the strategic partnership could create win-win situations for the two parties to successfully expand businesses in Egypt, Northern Africa and the Middle East region.

 

More information about SuperGIS software: http://www.supergeotek.com/products_all_product_list.aspx

 

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About Supergeo

Supergeo Technologies Inc. is a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions. Since the establishment, Supergeo has dedicated to providing state-of-the-art geospatial technologies and comprehensive services for customers around the world. It is our vision to help users utilize geospatial technologies to create a better world.

 

Supergeo software and applications have been spread over the world to be the backbone of the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Supergeo is the professional GIS vendor, providing GIS-related users with complete GIS solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms.

Batch Geonews: Esri's FileGDB Reversed-Engineered, China to Rent 5% of Ukraine, U.S. Government Shutdown Map, and much more

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Batch Geonews: U.S. Marijuana Use Maps, FOSS4G 2013 Summary, NYC and OpenStreetMap, ArcGIS Online Updates, and much more

Ok, I did it again, way too much time since our last batch mode edition, but here it is, thanks for your patience!

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And the final bonus, totally unrelated to geospatial though, if you have a smartphone or tablet, try Just a Reflektor

Mapping a New World for Android Users: Avenza’s Highly Anticipated PDF Maps App Launches on Google Play Store

In-app map store includes library of more than 100,000 maps from well-known map publishers, cartographers, and offers specialized maps for recreational use on land, air or sea

Toronto, ON (October 1, 2013) - Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher® cartographic software for Adobe® Illustrator® and Geographic Imager® geospatial tools for Adobe Photoshop®, announced the long-awaited launch of the PDF Maps app on the Google Play Store. The first and only geospatial PDF and GeoTIFF reader for Android devices, Avenza’s PDF Maps app is unique to the space due to its extensive collection of more than 100,000 detailed maps sourced from well-established publishers, cartographers, government agencies and aficionados of outdoor recreational activities, all of which are downloadable directly from within the app.

PDF Maps take advantage of geospatial technology that allows consumers to view maps and measure real world distances and areas. Paired together with mobile devices that utilize GPS such as Androids, the PDF Maps app provides constant access to geographic locations and even points of interest without the risk of losing reception due to cell tower proximity. Designed with its audience of travelers and outdoor enthusiasts in mind, Avenza’s PDF Maps app has already garnered accolades from the International Map Industry Association (IMIA) and Geospatial World for its innovative use of technology on the iOS platform in 2011 and 2012. Since then, its versatility for recreational or business purposes out in the field has been recognized across several industries and it’s gaining momentum.

“The market is currently saturated with map apps that are limited in map data, or too simplified to be functional for offline navigating. We wanted to address those issues by providing a free navigational app that catered to a segment of users who needed something more substantial than the average turn-by-turn digital maps offered today, while providing map-publishers with an iTunes-like environment for distributing their maps direct to devices” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems Inc. “With Avenza’s PDF Maps app Android users can do more than just view their location. PDF Maps provides a meaningful interface to measure distances, drop placemarks and share personal recorded data in various formats. It’s more than just a viewing tool, but will provide the Android market the best of both worlds – access to maps from well-known paper map publishers that work in tandem with the functionality of GPS devices. We’re thrilled to finally make it available to a new market.”

Unlike other map apps that provide one view of a location using GPS coordinates as most maps do, Avenza’s PDF Maps app expands a traveler’s choices, allowing them to access detailed geography or points of interest created by specific map publishers for use on land, sea or air. PDF Maps app for Android allows consumers to access information while at a destination, providing users an opportunity to make the most of their time experiencing their environment rather than searching for cell reception to access directions.

Currently, Avenza’s vast PDF Maps app library covers maps for domestic and international travel organized by state and area. Android users will appreciate the breadth of tool management features available. All maps –free and purchased-- are accessible through the in-app map store and offer the following capabilities:

  • Add maps from the file system, Dropbox, a URL, email, or Map Store
  • Browse, purchase, and download maps from the Avenza Map Store (existing iOS PDF Maps accounts are compatible)
  • Show GPS position on maps
  • Add Placemarks
  • Import and export KML
  • Find Coordinates
  • Measure Distance or Area
  • Open current view in Google Maps

Avenza’s PDF Maps in-app Map Store features a variety of publishers that focus on recreational activities as well as all segments of the map-use market. Below is a small sampling of maps available:

  • Camping and hiking including National Park Service maps and other regions of the world
  • Nautical and marine navigation including NOAA and FAA charts for North America and other regions of the world
  • Topographic use including USGS and Canadian Topographic maps and other regions of the world
  • Maps for tourists, transit, travel, special events, historic and much more

PDF Maps is available now in the Google Play Store free of charge. For more information about PDF Maps, visit the Avenza website at www.avenza.com/pdf-maps. Pricing of each map is set by the publisher and free maps remain free to users through the PDF Maps app in-app store.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award-winning, privately held corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools for making better maps. In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, Avenza offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services. For more information visit the Avenza website at www.avenza.com.

Batch Geonews: SOTM 2013 Overview, ArcGIS Online Updates, Google Earth for Teachers, and more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode. With FOSS4G 2013 next week, I expect exciting news soon!

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Batch Geonews: TIGER 2013, ArcGIS for WordPress, RTK GPS for $2k, Yosemite Fires, and much more

Catching up the August geonews, we're now all up to date with this way too long entry.

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Batch Geonews: Google Views and 150 New 3D Cities, Future of National Mapping Agencies, Sentinel Imagery Free, and much more

A batch mode edition while on holidays. Next one will be late August since I'll be away from computers (and even without electricity!) for a few weeks.

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Batch Geonews: 89% Use Google Maps, New Google Maps UI and iPad app Available, Esri UC Round Up, and much more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode. Several interesting bits in there that may have deserved a full entry, but it's Summer time and I'm on holidays :-)

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Batch Geonews: New Google Maps App, 3D Printing in Windows 8.1, GeoServer Enterprise, MapBox Real-time Satellite Imagery, and much more

Here's the geonews in batch mode. Some of them may have deserved their own entry.

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